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  • They think they can, they think they can

    They think they can, they think they can
    Engineers and architects from Newport Beach firm Bassenian Lagoni stood before the canned structure representing an orange and marveled at their creation during the seventh annual "Canstruction" competition at South Coast Plaza. "We built a fruit out of...
  • Corona del Mar Today: AERIE site hosts pre-construction party

    With demolition scheduled to occur within weeks, about 200 people gathered Tuesday night for the last party at the site of the future AERIE condominium complex. "I'm excited," said Richard Julian, the owner of the property at the corner of Carnation...
  • Commentary: JWA continues to threaten our quality of life

    During the 1950s, Southern California culture was ablaze with anything considered chic, sophisticated and novel. Artists, designers and architects were pushing boundaries in style, design, architecture and invention. World War II was over, and the...
  • Civic Center saves thousands through energy efficiency

    Civic Center saves thousands through energy efficiency
    Despite protests that the city of Newport Beach spent too much on its newly erected Civic Center, city officials are saying some respite may be in sight, especially in terms of energy savings. The City Council recently received a one-time check for...
  • Harlan: Discovering the joy of books

    On Tuesday afternoon, after an underwhelming and predictable Costa Mesa City Council study session about the proposed charter, I left the Council Chambers and decided to take a quick stroll to the greenbelt across the street from the Police Station. The...
  • 'Moon' lands the top prizes at film festival

    'Moon' lands the top prizes at film festival
    The votes are in for the winners of the 14th annual Newport Beach Film Festival. The eight-day festival concluded Thursday with a closing night spotlight of "The Way, Way Back." The sold-out screening was hosted at the Regency Lido Theatre, with an...
  • Mesa sports supporters work to clear hurdles

    Costa Mesa High School athletics boosters weighed in Monday on a preliminary proposal for a revamped football and soccer field with an all-weather track around it. School district planners are in the middle of a feasibility study considering what...
  • Architect and activist Ron Hendrickson dies at 85

    Architect and activist Ron Hendrickson dies at 85
    Architect and community activist Ron Hendrickson died at his home in Newport Beach last month after battling esophageal cancer. He was 85. Hendrickson and his identical twin, Don, were born July 3, 1928, to Harvey and Sophia Hendrickson in Glendale. The...
  • Solar Decathlon in Irvine: Sunny, with a 100% chance of participation

    Solar Decathlon in Irvine: Sunny, with a 100% chance of participation
    Past the neatly coordinated neighborhoods, the master-planned homes and immaculate lawns, on an old military runway in Irvine, a community that imagines life on a smaller scale has taken root. There, hundreds of college students from across the U.S.,...
  • Solar Decathlon 2013 winner is Team Austria

    Solar Decathlon 2013 winner is Team Austria
    Austrian students from the Vienna University of Technology edged out the University of Nevada Las Vegas and 17 other collegiate teams Saturday in Irvine to win the 2013 Solar Decathlon, the closest finish to the sustainable house design competition...
  • Commentary: Newport-Mesa architecture is unimaginative

    Nearly 40 years ago, I interviewed Newport Beach architect William Ficker and asked why most of the major buildings in the Newport-Mesa area lacked strong architectural design. Ficker's answer was that it requires a mature community to accept strong...
  • Plan for LED signs being reconsidered

    Plan for LED signs being reconsidered
    Previously approved LED signage for Metro Pointe is heading back to Costa Mesa City Hall for further review next week. On Dec. 16, Councilwoman Sandy Genis appealed the Planning Commission's earlier approval, and now the matter is scheduled to go before...